Dog Friendly Restaurants Are In! Is Your Dog Ready?

Dog Friendly Restaurants Welcome Amiable and Well-Behaved Dogs

dog-friendly-restaurant-german-shepherd California laws that once prohibited non-service dogs from entering restaurants are changing, and an increasing number of outdoor seating restaurants are welcoming well-behaved dogs – as long as the dogs follow some commonsense rules. They can’t sit on chairs or eat off of plates or the table and they can’t disturb other dogs or people.

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The Secrets to the Best Chicago-Style Hot Dogs in the Windy City

Chicago-Style Hot Dogs Steaming in the Bay Area

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Whether you live in Chicago and you believe you know as much about Chicago style pizza and hot dogs as a person could, or you’re just visiting the Windy City, you need to try a hot dog from one of the city’s best hot dog stands. Obviously, distinguishing a genuine Chicago-style dog from an impostor is an ambitious enterprise, one that is steeped in opinion, and we’re pretty sure our ideas will delight some and infuriate others. But in life – and in hot-dog eating – sometimes you have to be bold. Continue reading The Secrets to the Best Chicago-Style Hot Dogs in the Windy City

Farm-Fresh Dining: Salad Toppings to Try This Summer

Windy City Pizza and BBQ Delivers Delicious Suggestions!

Farm-Fresh Dining San MateoProduce gets exciting in summer, especially if you have access to a farmer’s market. When you put the newest fresh ingredients into your salads, you bring summer to your table. Here are a few suggestions for enlivening your summer salads and bringing farm-fresh dining to your table. Continue reading Farm-Fresh Dining: Salad Toppings to Try This Summer

Tips for Consistently Great Tasting Barbecue

San Mateo BBQ Restaurant’s Pointers for Great Grilling

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To create great tasting barbecue – the kind that everyone remembers and raves about for weeks afterwards – you really need to get familiar with your grill’s quirks. Every grill performs slightly differently, depending on temperature and even ambient conditions and humidity. The grill’s ability (or lack thereof) to keep heat over a long period of time also can strongly influence its temperament, which in turn can impact its ability to cook up awesome meats and veggies. Continue reading Tips for Consistently Great Tasting Barbecue

Top 5 Reasons Lunch Catering is Great for Office Morale

Here’s Why Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza and BBQ are Great Lunch Catering Options for the Office!

Pizza delivery San MateoSome of the most successful companies provide lunch catering for employees not just monthly or weekly, but daily. Employee morale is cited as one reason for doing this. So what is it that makes a free catered lunch so good for morale that companies like Google, Facebook, and TripAdvisor invest large sums in providing them?  Continue reading Top 5 Reasons Lunch Catering is Great for Office Morale

How to Pair Beer With Chicago Style Pizza

San Mateo Pizza Restaurant Shares its Expertise

Chicago Style Pizza in San Mateo with Beer

Like many couples, pizza and beer go together partly because of their commonalities and partly because they contrast enough to complement each other. With so many kinds of pizza on the menu and an ever-increasing choice of beers, the opportunities for interesting and delicious combinations are only growing. So what makes a good pizza-and-beer combination? Unsurprisingly, it’s partly a matter preference; but beyond that, it’s about where you want harmony and where you want variation. Continue reading How to Pair Beer With Chicago Style Pizza

BBQ Pit Master Tips: Top Wood Choices for Smoking Meat

Which Wood Should You Use for Smoking the Best BBQ?

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If you go out of your way for the best barbecue restaurant (meaning Windy City, of course), then chances are you like to barbecue at home as well. The aspiring barbecue master, particularly one wishing to brave the world of cooking over wood, shouldn’t be limited by one kind of timber. Experimenting with different types of woods will help you discover which meats and seasonings you prefer. Additionally, the learning process will make you a real expert. As background in that process, here are two wood basics: Continue reading BBQ Pit Master Tips: Top Wood Choices for Smoking Meat

Windy City Pizza visits Pizzeria Mozza in L.A.

A long awaited trip to L.A to visit Pizzeria Mozza – Nancy Silverton’s (La Brea Bakery and a great chef) introducing L.A. to classic Neapolitan Pizza some years ago. At Windy City we do a thin crust pizza called “Chicagopolian”, Neopolitan inspired but built for a hardier appetite.

Watching the artisans at Mozza’s using such a variety of finishing ingredients was inspiring! Can chive oil, Maldon sea salt, white anchovies over roasted heirloom cherry tomatoes and burrata be popping up at Windy City in the future?!

Why Mozzarella Is, Hands Down, the Best Cheese for Pizza

When it Comes to the Best Pizza, it’s All About the Cheese

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Every day, 1 in 8 Americans chow down on pizza. Really, who could blame these folks? Pizza is a magnificent food! The cheese of choice most commonly used is mozzarella, which gives pizza an authentic flavor that no other cheese does. But why, exactly, does mozzarella make the best pizza? Why don’t people use, for instance, Gorgonzola or blue cheese? Continue reading Why Mozzarella Is, Hands Down, the Best Cheese for Pizza

Why Italian Beef Sandwiches are a Must-Have on the Windy City Menu

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Thinly sliced Italian beef ©2015 Windy City Pizza and BBQ
Italian beef sandwiches are a staple of Chicago, in the same way that cheesesteaks represent the great city of Philadelphia. The Italian beef sandwich originated in the Windy City – historians date the sandwich’s inception to the 1930s. Today, vendor carts, local fast food chains, and nearly all Italian-style restaurants offer some variation of this classic sandwich. A 1999 History Channel documentary on specialty foods highlighted the Italian beef sandwich as a quintessential American product. Continue reading Why Italian Beef Sandwiches are a Must-Have on the Windy City Menu